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The Spark That Won’t Die

32 minutes agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

For some writers it’s an image: A grief-broken man cradling his dead son. For other writers it’s a sentence or a title: “The Time Traveler’s Wife.” For yet others it’s a character, or characters, who pop into your head all at once. They’re all the sparks that ignite the creative process of writing a novel, […]

Writing the Novel's Opening Line

My favorite struggling writer is the Billy Crystal character in the movie Throw Momma From the Train who spends much of the film trying to write the first line of the book that will free him from his crippling writer's block. "The night was," he writers over and over, never getting beyond those first three words. Show More Summary

Comparing Harvey Weinstein to a Night at a Gay Bar Is Insane

A commentary in USA Today claimed most gay bars are sweaty sex dens where nonconsensual groping is rampant, akin to Harvey Weinstein's hotel room. Which bars does this op-ed writer frequent?

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Brooke C. Obie

Brooke C. Obie discusses the historical basis for her debut novel, Book of Addis, writing to dismantle white supremacy, and why Black speculative fiction is integral to her survival.

Sitcom Writer Janis Hirsch Recalls Being Harassed and Humiliated While Working on Garry Shandling’s Show

In further proof that the sexual-harassment in Hollywood goes beyond Harvey Weinstein and “the casting couch,” comedy writer Janis Hirsch came forward with her own deeply unsettling story from the early days of her career. Hirsch wrote a guest column in The Hollywood Reporter detailing her experience working on the ... More »

Lone Wolf And Cub Film Adaptation Nabs Se7en Screenwriter

THR is reporting that Paramount has landed screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker for their adaptation of the manga Lone Wolf and Cub from writer Kazuo Koike and artist Goseki Kojima. Andrew Kevin Walker has written nearly a dozen various screenplays, but his best one is likely David Fincher’s Se7en. Lone Wolf and Cub is an epic […]

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Yes, This Is a Witch Hunt

12 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Harvey Weinsteins of the world: I’m a witch, and I’m hunting you.

Shock, anger over Weinstein at NY women filmmakers event

Guests at a New York luncheon for women filmmakers, writers and actresses expressed feelings of anger and shock but also solidarity and unity Tuesday over the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Many … Click to Continue »

Compulsive Liar Whines Yet Again About Fake News

12 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Talking Points Memo reports: President Donald Trump took to Twitter late Tuesday afternoon to complain about “fiction writers” at cable networks and “dying magazines and newspapers.” He also preemptively shifted blame to Democrats for...Show More Summary

October 17, 2017: Masked – the series!

Back in 2009, I was contacted by editor Lou Anders about contributing a story to his forthcoming anthology of superhero fiction.  The collection, he explained, would feature original works from established comic book and SF writers, focusing on grounded, character-driven narratives in the vein of The Dark Knight.  My first reaction was “I don’t know…” […]

George Saunders wins the 2017 Man Booker Prize

Writer George Saunders was awarded the Man Booker Prize for fiction in London on Tuesday for his novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo,” which tells the story of Abraham Lincoln in a graveyard mourning the death of his son, surrounded by ghosts. Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall presented the award...

Trump dubs reporters ‘fiction writers’ in latest diatribe against ‘fake news’ media

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Donald Trump on Tuesday upped the ante on his attacks against the “fake news” media, calling reporters, from NBC News, CBS News, ABC and CNN “fiction writers.” “So much Fake News being put in dying magazines and newspapers,” Trump said. “Only place worse may be @NBCNews, @CBSNews, @ABC and @CNN....

Watch Jason Isbell Have An Hour-Long Conversation With George Saunders

13 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

George Saunders, who published his novel Lincoln In The Bardo earlier this year, might be the best fiction writer we've got working right now. Jason Isbell, meanwhile, is one of the best writers of rock lyrics currently working. So someone at GQ had the excellent idea to sit the two of them down together. In…

Book News: George Saunders Wins the Man Booker Prize for ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’

13 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. Saunders is the second consecutive American writer to win the Man Booker Prize.

George Saunders Wins Man Booker Prize For 'Lincoln In The Bardo'

13 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

It's the second year in a row that an American writer has taken home the prestigious literary award.

George Saunders Wins the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Lincoln in the Bardo

Stop by your favorite local bookstore on the way home: George Saunders has been awarded this year’s Man Booker Prize for Lincoln in the Bardo. Saunders is the second American in a row to win the prize, which was opened to writers outside the British Commonwealth in 2014. “The form ... More »

Every ESPN writer and all but two NBA GMs think the Warriors will win the title again this season

14 hours agoSports : Awful Announcing

With the 2017-18 NBA season starting on Tuesday site, fans and writers across the world are sharing their predictions of who will win the NBA title, who will make the playoffs, and which players will win a variety of awards this season. Show More Summary

TBS Announces Programming at New York Comedy Festival!

TBS, in association with The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), announces the 2017 lineup of programming occurring at the first-ever TBS Comedy HUB. Talent appearing will include Samantha Bee, Ana Gasteyer, the writers of CONAN, the cast and creators of Search Party, The Detour’s Jason Jones and Olan Rogers. Show More Summary

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